The Alternate Blues

Clark Terry

The Alternate Blues
  • CAT # OJCCD-744-25

    1. Alternate Blues: Alternate One 5:33
    2. Alternate Blues: Alternate Two 8:04
    3. Alternate Blues: Alternate Three 9:06
    4. Alternate Blues: Alternate Four 9:37
    5. Wrap Up Your Troubles In Dreams 8:56
    6. Ballad Medley: Here's That Rainy Day / Gypsy / If I Should Lose You 7:38

For The Alternate Blues, producer Norman Granz set aside his rule against issuing what are variously called in the recording business outtakes, breakdowns, or alternate takes. The reason was that despite missed cues and procedural problems in the rhythm section, Dizzy Gillespie, Freddie Hubbard, and Clark Terry played the blues at a level of passion and expressiveness the equal of the versions originally released on The Trumpet Summit Meets the Oscar Peterson Big 4 (OJCCD-603-2). In addition, there are four standards not heard in the original album.

with Joe Pass, Bobby Durham, Ray Brown

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